Wednesday, January 16, 2008

iRon

I was playing 'The Sims' the other day. It seems 3 or 4 times each year I get the urge to design a house, furnish it, and tell its resident when to wash the dishes. In any case, two nights ago I built a house for my real life girlfriend and got her a job as a political campaign writer. Unfortunately, she ended up so tired that she fell asleep in the road after exiting her carpool, but the whole ordeal got me to thinking about being part of a political campaign. I'm especially interested in debates and answering questions in ways that both represent one's true positions and appeal to the general audience. So I'm going to try my hand at writing campaign answers for Ron Paul (my favorite candidate). I think Dr. Paul does a great job of answering questions, but I also think I could answer them in a slightly different manner that would help his overall campaign. So here's Q/A #1...

As President, would you lead us out of Iraq?

Absolutely. I would begin bringing troops home on my very first day in office. Of the top candidates, I'm the only one that actually voted against this war. And while some of my friends have since changed their mind on the matter and joined me in this purpose, they have done so with very different motivations. You see, my position on Iraq is not motivated by partisanship or politics. It's motivated by philosophy. I am the only candidate with the foreign policy of our founding fathers: Non-interventionism.

The establishment in Washington has taken us so far from our roots, that most people are only vaguely family with the nature of non-interventionist policy. It is NOT pacifism. It simply goes to war only when defense is necessary. It is NOT isolationism. It encourages free trade and friendship between the nations. It's a philosophy that calls us to stop policing the world and to make our own business our top priority. We should not have troops in 130 countries around the world. We would be much better served to have them home defending our physical borders. We would be much better served putting those billions of dollars back into the hands of the American citizens. We would be much better served by avoiding the 'blow back' that results in our constant presence overseas. Non-interventionism is a superior philosophy in terms of our security and our economy. And I'm the only candidate giving voice to our philosophical heritage.

8 comments:

Katie said...

Did anyone else get a chuckle out of "real life girlfriend" ?

Bryan said...

yeah! as opposed to an imaginary or virtual one.

Sarah Gomez said...

I have been thinking about the Sims lately. I think it's cause life has been SO busy that that seems like a sit-down-and-do-nothing thing that I could do. Unfortunately, our apartment is small and we decided to save some space by getting rid of the desktop until we get a bigger space and Sims won't run on my laptop...

Or maybe that's a good thing. I really don't have time to waste... I'm VERY behind in my picture taking!!!

Mommy Rader said...

I just want to say, for the record, that I LOVE Sims. Although finding the time to play is another story...

Jecca said...

i love sims too.

...i'm glad you're keeping us so well-informed on the political side of life. i think you would do well writing for Ron Paul. :)

Ella said...

Interesting commentary.

Politics in DC-- do we really believe them? After living there and covering that beat I call them all "designer labels."

There are no George Washington's anymore and many of our early Prez's. bordered on being non-believers.

Peace Out,

Ella

I Lost You At Hello!!! said...

I think it is time you stop stalling. Who do you support in this election? I'm guessing you are a McCain man.

matthew said...

I refuse to declare my endorsement

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